All Together Now: The 10 Best Social Games for the GALAXY Note II

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The GALAXY Note II has a big, game-friendly screen and a big, game-friendly processor at its core, so it’s no surprise to find that it also boasts a big, game-friendly community, eager to play each other using the phone’s super-fast connectivity.

There are loads of different social games and styles of gameplay to choose from, so whether you’re looking to challenge your existing chums or form new friendships (and rivalries!) across the internet, check out our selection of the best social gaming experiences available on the GALAXY Note II!

Draw Something
 

Draw Something Free

Free Get it here

The amazing social gaming phenomenon Draw Something is installed on millions of phones around the world, with players hooked by the challenge of drawing a picture to represent a word or phrase.

Of course, with the unique S Pen making the GALAXY Note II the perfect medium for mobile artistry, you could say Note II users have an unfair advantage… Or you could just keep quiet about it as you thrash your opponents!
 


Scramble With Friends
 

Scramble With Friends

£0.71 Buy it here

There’s a whole thesaurus of word-finding games available for the Note II, but we've bookmarked this one thanks to its simple interface, numerous play options and support for offline multiplayer games and Facebook integration.

When played offline, it’s your simple, sociable, play-and-pass affair for up to four people.  Online, there's a handy homescreen widget for keeping track of all your games.
 


Pocket Legends
 

Pocket Legends

Free Get it here

If you're not really into the whole wordplay thing, there are plenty of less cerebral games you can play with other people on Android.

Pocket Legends is one of the biggest, offering a very clever and simplified MMO-style experience. You pick your class of character and gradually grind your way up the rankings, playing together in teams or rampaging about the online worlds on your own. Hopefully, you’ll make more friends than enemies in the process!
 


Star Legends
 

Star Legends

Free Get it here

Much like Pocket Legends, but infinitely more exciting for being set up in space, this sci-fi MMO has been downloaded more than a million times.

There are plenty of other players out there to crash around with, chatting and occasionally slaying alien monsters. It will run on a 3G connection as well as Wi-Fi, so it ought to work wherever your Note II can get a decent signal.
 


Raging Thunder 2 HD
 

Raging Thunder 2 HD

£1.27 Buy it here

This gloriously dumb driving game has one clever aspect to it - online play. Up to four people can race each other through the internet, so if you can find three other people up for some racetrack action, this is the place to share your need for speed.

This HD version makes the most of the Note II’s generous HD display, but there’s a standard version available for free if you want to try out the gameplay before you buy.
 


Muffin Knight
 

Muffin Knight

£1.91 Buy it here

A cute and pretty platformer in its own right, Muffin Knight comes into its own with online options for teaming-up with (and battering) your friends.

The single-player element concerns a little boy on a quest to return some missing muffins, but the sociable, fun part is playing multiplayer battles, with a custom selection of bonkers head-to-head battles created specifically for play online.
 


Wordfeud
 

Wordfeud

Free Get it here

One of the better Scrabble clones available for Android, Wordfeud lets you play up to 30 online games at any one time, challenging friends or random opponents.

For variety, there’s an option to randomise the 15x15 board, while simple chat windows enable you to air choice words when your friends batter you with their superior vocabulary!
 


Minecraft Pocket Edition
 

Minecraft Pocket Edition

£4.99 Buy it here

One of the gaming world's biggest phenomena in recent times is perfectly playable on Android, with the Note II's large display making this cuboid universe more appealing than ever.

Like an online Lego world, where you build huge structures and generate entire landscapes from blocks, it's a hugely enjoyable toolkit for building your own little fun palace and meeting new people online.
 


UNO Free
 

UNO Free

Free Get it here

The simple card game has been jazzed up for the mobile age, with Android UNO supporting all manner of offline and online play options.

You can play offline on your own, link up with friends who use the app via local Bluetooth connections, or head online to play against random people in the big old internet world. Easy to play, with simple touch controls.
 


Virtua Tennis Challenge
 

Virtua tennis Challenge

£3.74 Buy it here

The Android version of Sega’s incredibly popular Virtua Tennis series lets you play against a nearby friend using Bluetooth.

This local linking keep things as quick and playable as possible, so if you have an Android-owning friend who’s up for a game, switch on Bluetooth and search for each other using the game's multiplayer menu. It’s one of the best sport simulators there’s ever been.